Water-Agile-Fall and MS PROJECT 2019!

Hi,

today I’m going to show you how to manage Water-Agile-Fall projects with MS PROJECT 2019! But first thing first. what is Water-Agile-Fall, anyway. It is mixed Waterfall with Agile in which you first prepare fixed project plan, and then conduct the work in sprints. And, therefore, MS PROJECT is the BEST tool for it? Why? Because there are various great tools in the market, but they cover Agile OR Waterfall projects, not both of those two types. For example, you can use Microsoft planner for Agile project, or Trello, but you can not manage waterfall projects (dependencies, and similar thins which characterize waterfall project with this tools)! Be aware that you can manage Water-Agile-Fall Projects only with Microsoft Project online version, NOT with regular desktop version.

OK! Now, first let’s create Waterfall Project:

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As you can see, I have Tasks, dependencies, Resources, and assignments. Now, I want to  put Tasks to sprints. To do that I will open sprint planning board:

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and:

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and I will get:

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I will right click on No Sprint label:

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After I click on Manage Sprints I will get:

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As you can see, I’m defining Finish date of the Sprint 1, and defining start date, and sprint duration for Sprint 2. Do not look ate the dates, because this is just an example, so I randomly picked dates and duration. Finally I will get:

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Now I will put some Task to Sprint 1, and Sprint 2:

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If you conduct those tasks according to Scrum, Task is done or not done (it cannot be partial done to finish the sprint.) If it is not done 100% till the end of the sprint, it should be moved to the next sprint. So, let’s say that Task 1 is done:

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and I will get:

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If I look at the Gantt Chart View, I will get:

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And – that is it! Of course you, and only you are responsible to choose will you manage Water-Agile-Fall project like in my example or you will use some other techniques. The purpose of this Blog Post is to make you aware that you can do it. How will you do it it’s up to you!

Regards.

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About Nenad Trajkovski

Location: Zagreb, Croatia Occupation: Project Manager Interests: Project Management and MS PROJECT He was born in Zagreb, Croatia at 1963. After completing his college he started working on projects in different business areas (banking, manufacturing, automotive industry, distribution, oil companies, etc.) developing and implementing ERP systems into different companies. He has got a lot of experience working with people in different business processes and also possesses great knowledge in information technologies and financial services. Today he works as a business consultant, adn Project Manager in PERPETUUM MOBILE d.o.o. Zagreb. He is a regular lecturer for Project Management in MS Innovation Center in Varaždin, Logosoft Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina and SEAVUS GROUP in Skopje Macedonia. He was named the best lecturer of WINDAYS 2008 while his lecture was also voted as the best. In addition, he was in TOP 10 lecturers at the MS SINERGY 2009 and MS VISIA 2009, 2010. Shares first place as the best lecturer of KulenDays 2009 and 2010 and PMI Conference 2009 in Zagreb. He is also a regular lecturer in the MS Community. He is a Certified Accountant and a PMP (Project Manager Professional) and a PMI-RMP (Risk Manager Professional), MCP, MCT, and Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist - Microsoft Project 2010. From 01.01.2012 awarded with MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Proffesional - Microsoft Project)!
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